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Flexible, Fast and Future Production Processes

Objective

The F3 consortium’s vision is that the EU’s chemical industry’s competitive position would be strongly enhanced if it could operate modular continuous plant (F3 plant) which combines world scale continuous plant efficiency, consistency and scalability with the versatility of batch operation. Our project will deliver such a radically new production mode based on: a) Plug–and–play modular chemical production technology, capable of widespread implementation throughout the chemical industry. This technology uses generic backbone facilities designed for rapid interfacing with standardized process equipment containers (PEC). The PEC house process equipment assemblies (PEA) composed of intensified process equipment for fast, flexible future chemical production b) Holistic process design methodology applying process intensification concepts and innovative decision tools. This will accelerate process development and provides a substantial reduction in energy consumption, raw material usage and plant volumes. Our consortium of leading academic & research institutions and 7 major synthetic chemical producing industrial companies has 3 main goals: 1. To prove the technical feasibility of the F3 mode of manufacturing by building and operating a 0.1 to 30 kg/hr demonstration facility, 2. To demonstrate that operation of F3 plant will be more economical, ecoefficient and more sustainable than conventional production modes like large scale continuous or small to medium scale batch processing. 3. To drive a step change in the technology available to EU chemical production and engineering companies by designing intensified equipment for reaction and down stream processing, dissemination of standards for plug and play modular plant and providing open access to the backbone facility Our estimates indicate that the F3 concept will generate additional new business and will save 3.75 billion euro when existing products change to the F3 mode of manufacture.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-LARGE-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee
51373 Leverkusen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 4 078 097,16
Administrative Contact
Peter Steudtner (Mr.)

Participants (28)

PROCTER & GAMBLE EUROCOR N.V.

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 157 517
Address
Temselaan 100
1853 Strombeek-bever
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lianne Pelmi (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE LORRAINE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 55 524,80
Address
Avenue De La Foret De Haye 2
54501 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alain Migeot (Mr.)
ASTRAZENECA UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 320 833
Address
1 Francis Crick Avenue Cambridge Biomedical Campus
CB2 0AA Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Jürgen Federsel (Prof.)
BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 983 327
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Röper (Prof.)
BRITEST LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 448 180
Address
Garsington Road 9400 Oxford Business Park
OX4 2HN Oxford
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Susan Fleet (Ms.)
Buss-SMS-Canzler GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 656 371
Address
Kaiserstrasse 13-15
35510 Butzbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus Brenner (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 905 338,80
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michel Mauvais (Mr.)
COATEX SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 107 100
Address
Rue Ampere 35 Zi Lyon Nord
69730 Genay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Marc Suau (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 200 382
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Brandt (Ms.)
Ehrfeld Mikrotechnik BTS GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 215 000
Address
Mikroforum Ring 1
55234 Wendelsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Heck (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 116 000
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alain Migeot (Mr.)
EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 168 085
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Horst-Werner Zanthoff (Dr.)
INSTYTUT KATALIZY I FIZYKOCHEMII POWIERZCHNI IM. JERZEGO HABERA POLSKA AKADEMIA NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 99 996
Address
Ul. Niezapominajek 8
30239 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Danuta Tancula-Postól (Ms.)
USTAV CHEMICKYCH PROCESU AV CR, v. v. i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 230 000,40
Address
Rozvojova 135
165 02 Praha 6
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Jiricny (Dr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 180 141,64
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margareta Lilliesköld (Ms.)
PROCESS DESIGN CENTER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 489 980
Address
Catharinastraat 21F
4811 XD Breda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans Keuken (Mr.)
RHODIA OPERATIONS
France
EU contribution
€ 834 917
Address
25 Rue De Clichy
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Sennrich (Mr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 184 345
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Marquardt (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 140 909,60
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Gorak (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 794 118
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alfons (A.W.J.) Bruekers (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 288 921,60
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Place
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 516 360
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hans-Joachim Warnecke (Prof.)
PROCTER & GAMBLE SERVICES COMPANY NV
Belgium
Address
Temselaan 100
1853 Strombeek Bever
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lianne Pelmi (Ms.)
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marcus Gruenewald (Prof.)
ARKEMA
France
EU contribution
€ 1 520 080
Address
Rue Estienne D'orves 420
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Falce (Mr.)
EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 868 184
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Sauer (Mr.)
INVITE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 653 200
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Allee 50
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Bieringer (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 662 500
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)